ECTM13: Restart

I had a week off last week, which was full of fun and socialising and food and drink and NO exercise and LOTS of junk. And now, of course, the guilt has now set in.
But this is it, now. I know I’ve said it before, but this time I mean it! (And yes, I’ve said THAT before too, but I REALLY mean it this time).

The thing that prompted me to make the change is an email from the Race For Life people reminding me that there are only 10 weeks left until the 5K. I really need to step up and get training, and on a regular basis too. I want to aim for three times a week going for a run, and my goal is to be able to run for a whole 5K.

The app that I have on my iPhone is great, it’s called RunKeeper, and you can have it so that every five minutes it tells you how long you’ve been running, how far, and what pace, all while you’re listening to your chosen playlist from your music library. Then once you’ve finished, you upload your data and it saves the route you’ve done. I love it!

It’s not just the training that I need to do, but I need to make sure I’m eating the right things. I’ll be honest, I’ve eaten a lot of junk, and not just in the last week. The whole of March has been poor. And the worst thing is, I’ve enjoyed it for about five minutes, and then I just feel over-full, sluggish, lethargic, and I can tell that my body is not processing it very well. So I need to go back to healthy eating. More fresh food, more lean protein, more whole grains, less junk, NO soda, reduce caffeine (I can’t cut it out completely, I just can’t!) and more water. A LOT more water.

I’m not aiming for weightloss, I’m aiming for FAT-loss and gaining lean muscle, so I will need to incorporate some weights/resistance too to bulk up a bit and get some strength in my pathetic little arms!

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